Top 14 outfit Bayonne lift Mike Phillips' suspension

Last Updated: 10/10/12 10:36am

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Mike Phillips: Bayonne end suspension

Mike Phillips: Bayonne end suspension

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Wales scrum-half Mike Phillips has had his suspension lifted by his French club Bayonne.

Phillips was banned indefinitely by Bayonne for "unacceptable off-field behaviour" after being spotted out late after a Top 14 defeat to Toulouse.

Phillips missed the local derby with Biarritz but he will be available for Friday's Amlin Challenge Cup tie with Modigliano.

Chairman Alain Afflelou has decided to lift the ban and said: "Mike has a meeting with the board of the club and head coach, Christian Lanta, at the start of next week and they will talk about his suspension.

"All the players have to be responsible and have a professional attitude at the club."

When Afflelou initially suspended Lions star Phillips, he told L'Equipe "I'm furious - outraged. This is unacceptable and not worthy of a professional player.

"It shows a lack of respect for the club's partners and the public. He will not play again until further notice and we will also punish him financially. This is not the first time and we are sick of it. It's shameful."

Phillips has been in hot disciplinary water before - he was suspended by the WRU after he was pictured being led away by police following a late night incident in Cardiff.

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